tv The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central March 24, 2014 7:30pm-8:01pm PDT
this is "the daily show" with jon stewart. ["daily show" theme song playing] [cheers and applause] >> jon: hey, welcome to "the daily show". my name jon stewart. good program for you tonight. anita hill is joining us. she's the subject of new documentary "anita." she'll be joining us. last week we mentioned on the show that whatever this fox news they spend a lot of time on how poor people in this country are gaming the system and abusing the american taxpayers to maintain their surprisingly ravonnous seafood addictions. >> people using food stamps to buy gourmet crab legs. >> you can use ebt cards at the organic mark. you can get wild salmon.
>> jon: i have always said poor people's salmon should come in a can froon outer borough. i cannot believe how young i looked. been a tough week. [laughter] anyway this completely aappropriate observation drew the ire of ericles bollingsworth. >> take a look at jon stewart mocking us for shedding light on food stamp abuse. let me school you, mr. stewart. >> jon: oh, school. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] i'm ready for class professor. wait. [ laughter ] school on professor. >> we're talking about the
waste, fraud, and abuse in a lot of of the programs. >> jon: o i see the disconnect. you thought we were ridiculedding you for exposing government waste. we were ridiculing the way you exaggerate the scope of public assistance abuse through random nonprovable and anecdotes, hour long specials and this hand bursting through the heart of american before reaching into america's pockets for lobster and titty bar money. get a job you titty bar lobster eating hand. [laughter] you see your network has created the balanced narrative that ties poverty to their own lack of virtue and said program created to serve the impoverishes are the reason that those are still impoverishes. sort of idea if they weren't such (bleep) people they
wouldn't be poor and those food stamps are just making them (bleep). of course, you didn't say it so he elegantly. >> food stamp abuse, feeding on taxpayers. >> america's poor are actually living got life. >> america's culture of dependency. >> our liberal government is teaching the kids to be takers instead of makers. >> moochers. >> parasites sucking off the nipple of the government. >> draining this society. >> 9% of them have a refrigerator. >> jon: what? ( laughter ). -- 99% of stlem a refridge refr. >> jon: what. i don't think i'll finish this mill. today. i'll put it in here until tomorrow. it's good to be the king. [laughter] not that you don't have examples of food stamp waste, fraud, and abuse like this guy, surfer guy in some band and his food stamp crimes were so egregious he was
featured on six different fox shows. >> he used his ebt card and bought lobster. >> this guy say parasite. he is a rat. >> jon: well, technically you are either a rat or a parasite you can't be both. a rat is a scaf veer is. if you watch the show skippy and the tick it's about a fastidious mouse. nick never picked it up. it was a kids show. i thought it was gold. congratulations on finding your food stamp abuse bigfoot. that one guy you found is certainly not someone that the food stamp program itself would probably point to as its greatest success story but we make fun of you not for finding him but for pretending that he somehow represents literally millions of americans.
i know i'm being purposefully hyperbolic. >> he is the representative of literally millions of americans. >> jon: sorry i meant hyper bolling. let's take you at your word. perhaps you are merely a watchdog for the american people and like watch dogs you do occasionally bark at burglars. for instance,, what is the waste, fraud, and abuse in the food stamp program? >> more than $3 billion has been lost to trafficking. fraud and overpayments each year. >> jon: that ain't nothing that is a will the and i imagine would you agree with me that $3 billion is a lot of money. >> you and i know numbers. i know you know numbers. i assume you know i know numbers. >> jon: okay, fine. [ laughter ] so knowing number and hating waist and fraud as you -- waste and fraud as you do. when democrats were looking to raise revenue in part by ending the wasteful $4 billion in taxpayer subsidies that go to
profitable oil companies you said what? >> the tax breaks or loopholes or tax credits you give to oil companies amount to $4 billion a year. their a pittance compared to what they are looking for. [ laughter ] >> jon: oh, $4 billion is say pittance, a pittance for the refrigerator set. [ laughter ] so what i have learned today from my teacher is that $3 billion of taxpayer money is greater than $4 billion in taxpayer money. i think we're done here. i think we're done. [cheers and applause] you are the worst math teacher i ever had so we don't have to do the bit anymore. but (bleep) it we'll do it bit s. $3 billion greater than this? >> the united states uses an he is may have may have the -- an d $150 billion annually to tax avoidance schemes involving tax
havens. >> a lot of companies are only paying half the current tax rate for corporations and some not paying any at all. >> some companies had so many breaks their tax burden went negative meaning they got money back. >> jon: which they used to hire lobbyistsists to create moe tax loopholes and it's the circle of life. [cheers and applause] the surfer guy is say parasite and a rat and i can't imagine what you are going to say about corporations that take full advantage of our tax laws and government programs. >> whether they need it or not it was available so we got it. why do we look for these companies? they took cheap money. >> i pay all the taxes legally required and in the a dollar more. i don't think you want someone as a candidate for president who pays more taxes than he owes. >> we're not going to demonize success. every one of us walks into h and r block in april and takes every
deduction available us to. if they are doing it legally what is wrong with it? that is wrong with the government that set up the tax code that is convoluted and they wrote in the loophole. >> jon: just to be clear so on (bleep) mountain this (bleep)'s understand that six represents all the americans impoverishes this need foodance but these (bleep)'s narcissism represents all that is good and decent about snerk why the distinction? >> it floats all boats. >> let our job creators keep more of what we person and produce and we can hire more people to get the economy rolling along. >> we shouldn't punish the job creators. >> why go after the people who are job creators. >> jon: because they occasionally also destroy the economy. [ laughter ] but at least half the time they are creating jobs. if only there was one story that could show the corporate government assistance job creation nexus. >> jp morgan chase provides food
stamp debit cards in 26 states and the district of columbia. the sphirm paid per customer and in the state of indiana jp morgan makes roughly $186,000 per month. >> jon: whoa in facts is genius. tins 200418 of the 24 states they handle have been contracted to pay the company over $560 million. it's a brilliant business mold. you make a ton of money selling subprime mortgages and and derive actives and when that business crash the economy and millions of homeowners thailand themselves underwater and foreclosed upon and have to go on food stamps they get a tieft of that too. think of them not as shorting homeowners think of them as going long on hunger. [laughter] i assume they put that money that they got into creating jobs for the few nonlazy americans left. >> to save money, jp morgan has
been routing benefit card customer service call it's india where employees reportedly earn no more than $3.50 an hour. >> jon: don't hire americans it cuts into your food stamp business. you have to maintain your base. what i'm getting from fox is exploiting government large he is is okay for corporations. maybe this helps don't think about foodstamp and headstart as feeding and helping a small child. think about it as investing in a promising start-up with a [ male announcer ] behold -- the original light beer. the inventor of great taste and less filling. the one that dared to say, maybe light beer should taste like beer. and for a limited time, miller lite is back in the original light can. ♪
[cheers and applause] >> jon: welcome back. hey. so anyway if you like me, if you are like me you watched that last segment and you just were like (bleep). [ laughter ] you were really mad and hard not to to be mad when you see it laid out like that, like just a lot of time spent on for some reason i cannot figure out making poor people look bad. it doesn't make any sense to me. so what i thought we would do in the second part of the show is none of that. i thought we would have a vacation from that right now why not play a little mitch mcconnell campaign ad i saw this morning. you are going to love it. ♪
[laughter] that's what i needed. that's all i needed. i sure did, yep, ah, i just learned to smile ten minutes ago. [laughter] i needed to feel good about something like that, you know what i seen in learning to smile ten minutes ago. ladies and gentlemen, that's just the first few beautiful shots of a two and a half minute ad that gets better and better. it has everything. mcconnell's running a board meeting, walking around, talking frisking some of his younger voters. [laughter] wait for this, he gets a man nila folder, not interested in that right now. he's like, thanks, jimmy, can't read it now. [ laughter ] just gonna go back to working on -- [laughter] there are no words, seriously the entire ad is two and a half minutes and there's no words.
it's just mitch mcconnell and that music. i guess what he is doing is making that available to super pacs he cannot legally coordinate with so they can use it in their pro mcconnell ads or he put it out there so we can have fun with it. ♪ hello darkness my old friend i've come to talk with you again [laughter] we put a million songs in this today. [ laughter ] because it's funny (bleep). [ laughter ] give me another one. ♪ what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man, he's a mighty, mighty good man ♪ ♪ what a man,, what a man, what a mighty good man ♪ >> jon: he is impervious to funk. i was in such a (bleep) mood because of the fact part and
then he came into my life. ♪ look into my eyes, you will see what you mean to me ♪ [laughter] >> jon: here is the secret it works with every song that has the word eyes in it. [ laughter ] ♪ no one knows what it's like to be the bad man, to be the sad man behind blue eyes ♪ [laughter] >> jon: it goes with almost any body part ♪ i like big butts and i cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny that what when a girl walks in -- ♪ >> jon: it makes no sense. we're going to be going on break
for a week but this game should not. [laughter] we're calling it #mcconnelling and i think everyone can play. when you hit on a good one. when you hit on a good one you'll know it. and i think when you hit on a good one you'll feel how we knelt morning when we first -- felt this morning with we first discovered this if a phenomenon. felt this morning with we first discovered this if a phenomenon. ♪
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[cheers and applause] >> jon: welcome back. my guest tonight she is a professor of social policy law and women's studies at brandeis university. she was a witness in clarence thomas' senate confirmation hearing. her experience is chronicled in "anita." >> i loved working on age descriment -- discrimination cases or gender and the myment areenal. that's why i went to the eeoc. at the time i moved the behavior had stopped. that's all i wanted. people misunderstand that harassment is about the sex it's really about control and power and abusing it. >> jon: please welcome to the program anita hill. [cheers and applause]
how are you? [cheers and applause] so thank you so much for joining us. it is hard to me to believe this was -- the clarence thomas hearings were over 20 years ago. >> right, almost 23. and, as i say i've live every day of those 23 years. some of them easier than others. when i started to do this film it was about four years ago. i realized an entire generation of people had been born since the hearings and they were going to go into the workplace and universities and military. and they were going into a different place than what i went into. they didn't really know how we got to that place. so this -- the movie really is
about looking at our history and learning from it. >> jon: it was interesting, you know, just the little clip, what struck me and i remember it so viscerally watching those early hearings was just the optics of it. there was this panel of 14 old white dudes, there they are. and they were vicious to you, many of them. and you sat there, a black woman -- and i think that -- that visual even is what shook some people up and maybe woke them up to what power dynamics may look like. >> what power dynamics may look like and what a failure to have a representative body in the senate actually results in. it results in processes that are being held that are just completely uninformed by reality of peoples' lives.
you had people in the senate saying seal harassment what is this. none of us know anything about this. and you had women throughout the country saying how could you not know about this very real thing that happens in our lives? and in your own wives' lives or daughters' live. >> jon: even in the senate. they would say what is this stuff? the staffer might be thinking to themselves it's that thing you do to me every morning. [laughter] >> well, yes. even if they acknowledge it happened, it was not -- they just refused to acknowledge that it mattered and that it mattered to the very process that they were engaged in this determining whether or not a person should be on the supreme court -- actually making and passing judgment on the very small laws. >> jon: exactly. >> so it was really -- it did
have a surreal feel and i'm sure that there are people who will look back today once they watch the film and they'll say could that be only 22 years ago? >> jon: it feels of a different -- 1991 was not that long ago. >> it's not. it doesn't feel that long ago to you and me but a generation of people who don't even know that it happened are now going into work and experiencing this. they see the signs now that say seal had a hasment -- sexual harassment is prohibited but they don't know how it got there. >> jon: laws were on the books but i don't think anybody paid attention to them until this will case brought it all to light and it was like looking under a rock. >> it was the people who started talking about it and sharing their stories and pushed it even further than perhaps it ever would have gotten had it not been for those hearings. but unfortunately what we know is that the problems continue.
and i just think that we're at a point now where the benefit of 22 years of hindsight and perspective that we're at a point now where we can move to that next level. so we know sexual harassment is wrong. we know it exists. so do we have the right processes in place to get women coming forward and men coming forward. >> jon: i think it's a constant struggle and it's one that continues to evolve. but i think it ebbs and flows and when there's attention drawn to it. whenever you shine a light it gets better for a little bit. >> you know? >> well, the trick has been just to keep the light shining. >> jon: but then global warming. will you stick around for a little bit? i want to ask you about the personal trauma of it and how you feel in retrospect that being worth it and those types of things. can you stick around? >> sure. >> jon: anita opens in select
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